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Learn to protect your pets from plant dangers
January 12, 2018
Dear Janet,
Thanks to our milder weather, space at this important lecture is filling up fast. Just in case, if there is bad weather on January 23 and we are forced to cancel, registration fees will be refunded.
Pets & Plants
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 PM
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
just minutes off Rt. 128
Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or “other” they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other. This presentation will help you to understand what “toxic” and “poisonous” mean to your pets as well as a method to evaluate the pet, the plant as well as horticultural practices and how much risk is involved in each situation.
Fee for this lecture is $25.00 (non-refundable), payable by credit card or PayPal. For more information and to register, click here.
Questions? Email us at HotHort@MassMasterGardeners.org.
P.S. “Pets & Plants” is the fourth in our new series of HOT HORT lectures. Two other lectures remain: “Multi-Season Shade Gardening” (February 20) and “Know Your Roses: Easy Chemical-Free Care” (March 20). To learn about these other upcoming talks, click here. If you are a member of a garden club or other organization, invite your friends by clicking the button below.

Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, P.O.Box 1369, Framingham, MA 01701
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Mayflower winter 2017-18

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Manchester Town Hall Project

Ready for Christmas in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Seaside Garden Club continues to maintain the large planters at Town Hall entrance. Thank you Elaine Persons for taking over when Denise Samolchuk retired.

Large planters

Main entrance of Manchester Town Hall

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Bootstraps Window Boxes

Our Community Service team, Lenore Kepler, Bonnie Benincasa and Donna Johnson filled the window boxes at the thrift shop with holiday cheer, boughs, berries, and ribbons and bows just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Maintaining the Bootstraps window boxes is just one of the club’s community beautification projects. Thank you ladies for a job well done.

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Please sign-up for this program. We need a head-count for materials. There is no fee and this program is for members only.

December sign-up, contact janbythesea244 @gmail.com or kwillwerth@gmail.com

December 12, 2017Creating an Edible Still Life with Liz Barbour, demonstration and sampling


Learn how to turn your holiday buffet table into a beautiful work of art. Watch as cooking instructor Liz Barbour demonstrates how to use found objects, fruits, vegetables, fine china, fresh herbs and flowers to create a three-dimensional still life for you and your dinner guests to enjoy.

Following Liz’s demonstration, she will offer a cooking demonstration of two seasonal recipes. The finished recipes, works of art in themselves, will be placed onto the Still Life buffet for all to taste and enjoy. Add in Liz’s easy cooking technique tips and you are on your way to creating great meals you can prepare at home. Liz will bring copies of her new cookbook “Beautifully Delicious” along for purchase.

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Beautiful Fall Flowers from Good Morning Gloucester blog.

CLICK HERE: Source: 20170921_174545

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Dear Generous Gardeners volunteers and supporters,

The Gloucester Stage Company’s current production “Flight of the Monarch” is offering a special promotion for Generous Gardeners supporters and volunteers.  If you use the Code GG17, when you purchase your tickets online, there is a $12.00 discount and $5.00 of your ticket price will be donated to Generous Gardeners.  Tickets are only $30.  This offer is good for ANY performance.

Here’s a link to the show page:


The box for entering the code appears at the top right of the screen after you click “Buy Tickets”

The set designer wanted neglected grasses for the stage and I had plenty of them, so my plants are making their stage debut!

A few of us are going on Thursday the 28th, but please support us and Gloucester Stage by seeing this lovely play any day between now and September 30th.

Happy Fall,
Susan Kelly
Generous Gardeners

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